Being working-class and coming to university, I had the fear of not fitting in. When writing my UCAS application, I was unsure whether university was really for ‘people like me.’ However, I quickly discovered that York has a diverse student body with people from all walks of life. I loved getting involved in a massive … Continue reading Being You at York – A working-class experience
Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a second-year psychology student at the University of York. I am from Liverpool and am a member of Constantine College, having lived there in my first year. I am the first person in my family to attend university, which defines me as a ‘first-generation student’. Also, I … Continue reading What is it like to be a first-generation, working-class student at university?
As I write this, I have just finished my third and final year of my History degree at York. When reflecting on my time here, and how I’ve changed since my first day at university, one of the most notable changes is how I now define and describe myself. I I feel a sense of … Continue reading Finding and Being ‘Me’ at York – Disabled, Working Class and Proud